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download Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Petra Procházková Frišta author Petra Procházková review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Anything to run away from her abusive husbandLike the other women in the family Herra wears a burka and hides in a closet when guests arrive She soon starts a new job with an American woman Heidi who has little understanding of the way women live in Afghanistan and still less that not everybody wants to be saved by Westerners Freshta is a. In one fell swoop Freshta packs a strong culturally diverse wallop written by a Czech journalist and author and translated into English by a Slovak translator it tells the story of a woman with Russian and Tajik heritage living with her Afghan husband in post Taliban KabulFreshta is complicated in that it is a relatively long novel and far reaching in its subject matter However it is a surprisingly easy read Herra is a confusing but endearing narrator and Proch zkov manages to inject humour however dark into even the bleakest of scenes The diverse and hugely entertaining cast of characters include Mad a mysterious and deformed young man who seems to appear from nowhere and is often wise far beyond his years Freshta the novel s namesake a stunning woman desperate to escape her abusive husband and Heidi a clueless but well meaning American aid workerHerra does not overtly condemn the oppressive nature of the society she now lives in despite the fact that she comes from Russia regarded by other characters in the novel as a Western land of freedom when compared to Afghanistan Freshta is not a novel that offers easy answers to uestions about war women or the West but it is a novel that is moving and funny in the most unexpected ways

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download Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Petra Procházková Frišta author Petra Procházková review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Stunning debut about conceptions of human faith in a war stricken country It is a deeply moving story that will make you laugh and cry at the same time a universal tale of husbands and wives lovers and friends who all seek happiness and acceptance against the backdrop of the unexpected events playing around themTranslated by Julia Sherwo. Hodn dobr S notnou d vkou ern ho humotu pojat p b h polovi n Rusky kter se vd do Afg nist nu Autorka Afg nce vykresluje realisticky Stejn tak bez r ov ch br l jako bez nen vistn ch v mysl Extreme Pumpkins II Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More Neighbors realisticky Stejn tak bez Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress r ov ch br l jako bez nen vistn ch v mysl

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download Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Petra Procházková Frišta author Petra Procházková review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Welcome to Kabul one family countless secretsWhen Herra a Russian Tadjik woman falls in love with Nadir an Afghan she has no idea about the life that awaits her in post Taliban Afghanistan nor about the family she is about to join A grandfather who is a feminist an adopted young boy who astounds with his intellect and Freshta who will do. Freshta s pedigree of internationalism is impeccable having been written in Czech by Petra Prochazkova and featuring a Russian narrator who marries into an Afghan family and settles in Kabul It s like looking at a map of Eurasia through a kaleidoscopeThe bulk of the novel is concerned with the period when the Western nations spearheaded by the Americans and the British are moving into Afghanistan and the reverberations of 911 are still freshly sounding around the globe The book s major preoccupation is with describing and commenting upon Afghanistan s culture and people at this point including all the aspects one would expect religion sexual politics economic hardship the view of the West etc Prochazkova s device of using a converted outsider a Russian woman who meets her future husband in Moscow and then marries him and joins his extended family works well both in terms of giving a fresh perspective to this examination and in giving a natural form to the exposition of these subjects Moreover the tone of voice adopted by Herra the narrator is at first startlingly light which lifts the novel above the potential pitfalls of being over ponderous or sounding too dutiful or didactic In keeping with this approach there is much very successful humour in character description situation and dialogue When we first met my future husband s rhapsodies about his family made me feel inferiorI invented an actress aunt and when I was told off that actresses were often prostitutes I tried to embellish my family tree with a nuclear physicist uncle Nobody in our family like Uncle Aminhe would laugh that horrid laugh of his that sounded like a hysterical little boy being circumcisedThe most remarkable character for me is the child Muhammad who with his deformed body and eerie eclectic knowledge I read as a metaphor for what is produced when wildly diverse cultures interract but who is a superb character in his own rightThis tone and approach by no means seal off the story from unpleasant territory and the details gradually emerge of how the narrator s brother in law inflicts sadistic treatment upon his wife which becomes one of the main drivers of this somewhat picaresue narrative An effective contrast to the portrayal of the brother in law is Herra s husband Nazir who occupies a complex intersection of innate decency sincere belief in traditional Afghan culture and a genuine love and compassion for his wife and family This is a rounded portrait that is credible and moving and which has him veer from behaving with Western style tenderness and respect to Herra to administering physical and verbal rebukes to her when her behaviour stretches the envelope of his toleranceThe novel s major weakness for me came in what I found to be a rather crude satire of the arrogance and unconscious imperialism with which the American aid workers enter Afghan life but this is not unremitting and some scenes involving these characters are very deftly handledI could not but recommend this novel to anyone wanting either a humane and balanced description of Afghan and traditional Muslim life or simply a highly engaging story with characters whose vividness is matched by their ability to generate empathy


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  • Paperback
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  • Frišta author Petra Procházková
  • Petra Procházková
  • English
  • 02 March 2020
  • 9780957132641